Tuesday, August 8, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Admn releases grant for PU, strings attached
CHANDIGARH, Aug 7 — A sum of Rs 13.5 crore has been released by the Chandigarh Administration as the first instalment of the annual budgetary grant to Panjab University.

3 soldiers' bodies sent to native villages
CHANDIGARH, Aug 7 — The bodies of Capt S.K. Yadav and Sepoys Sushil Kumar and Rajinder Singh, all belonging to the 3 Battalion of the Rajput Regiment were sent to their native places after being accorded military honours at the northern area here this morning.

Army personnel pay homage to three martyrs, who were killed last year in Siachen, at N Area in Chandigarh on Monday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan



Market sites to be auctioned by month-end
CHANDIGARH, Aug 7 — Sites in the first of its kind bulk material market in Punjab will be auctioned in this town during the last week of this month. The bulk material market, to be built in two phases, will cover an area of 121 acres in Sector 65-A. In the first phase, an area of 76 acres is being developed by the engineering cell of the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA).

2 cops suspended for misbehaviour
PANCHKULA, Aug 7—Two constables were suspended on charges of misbehaviour and corruption while inquiries were marked to IGs and SPs in 70-odd cases at the open darbar of the Director General Of Police, Mr S.P.S. Rathore, held at the police headquarters in Sector 6 here today.

  Students' endless wait for PU results
CHANDIGARH, Aug 6 — The new session at Panjab University and its affiliated colleges begins at last but not without some hiccups. As the students file into colleges and their departments, many are unsure of how they have fared in their examinations. Still pending at Panjab University is the declaration of results of some undergraduate classes and most postgraduate classes. And no one is ready to take responsibility. Those at the examination branch blame the examiners for the delay while the examiners blame the examination system.


Matka Chowk protesters’ favourite spot
CHANDIGARH, Aug 7 — One of the most well-kept roundabout, Matka Chowk, also has the dubious distinction of being the scene of many a scuffle between the cops and agitators causing a lot of problems to commuters.

An overview of City Beautiful
handigarh, a modern, well-planned city, is increasingly coming under criticism for its poor management. It is a common perception that Islamabad is cleaner than any city in India and Singapore, an Asian city, is one of the best managed cities in the world.

Eunuch as an artist
CHANDIGARH, Aug 7 — Eunuchs in Sector 26 Bapu Dham Colony live a tough life, devoid of social acceptance. The city does not have a separate burial ground for eunuchs.

Rally by RSS against activists' kidnapping
CHANDIGARH, Aug 7 — As part of the nationwide protest against violence and kidnapping of its activists in Tripura, the RSS organised a rally in the city today. Hundreds of the workers of the RSS, the BJP and other social organisations assembled in Sector 18 and marched in procession to Sector 17 to protest against the kidnapping of four RSS leaders —Mr Shyamalkant Sengupta, Mr Dynander Nath Dey, Mr Sudhamayay Dutt and Mr Subhankar Chakraborty—on August 6 last year.

Another extension for Dr Kak?
CHANDIGARH, Aug 7 — The Administration is believed to have recommended the case of Prof V.K. Kak for a third year of extension as Director-Principal of Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32. 

Restaurant fined for overcharging
CHANDIGARH, Aug 7 — In an interesting judgement, the District Consumer Forum-II, comprising its President, Mr R.P. Bajaj, and its member, Mr H.S. Walia, has held a cold drink retailer guilty of indulging in unfair trade practise of charging a price more than the maximum retail price (MRP) prescribed for a one litre Coke bottle.

Mobile bill collection centre opened
CHANDIGARH, Aug 7 — The first ever mobile bill collection centre of the local telecom department opened today. This van will have a computer that is connected with the online bill payment computers of the department.

Villagers opposed to ‘Anandgarh project’
CHANDIGARH, Aug 7 — Former MLA and general secretary of the Punjab Pradesh Congress J.S. Kang, said here yesterday that he had visited all the 29 villages to be included in the proposed Anandgarh and met the residents.

Lost money found
CHANDIGARH, Aug 7 — Mr Ranvir Prashar of the Department of Evening Studies, Panjab University, has reported that some money has been found from the basement of the administrative block at Panjab University, Chandigarh, today.

Lawyers’ strike against Amarnath killings
CHANDIGARH, Aug 7 — The District Bar Association today observed a day's day strike to mark the killings of Amarnath pilgrims in Jammu and Kashmir. No substantial work was carried out in the city courts today.

MC poll process begins
SAS NAGAR, Aug 7 — The process to hold elections to the SAS Nagar Municipal Council started today with the Electoral Registration Officer (ERO), SAS Nagar, giving nomination forms to the prospective candidates. At least 70 nomination forms had been given by the ERO’s office.

Killing of yatris condemned
CHANDIGARH, Aug 7 — The executive committee of Durga Mandir, Sector 41, has condemned the killing of innocent Amarnath yatris in Anantnag. The committee members also observed a two minute silence in memory of those killed.

Discovery quiz in city today
CHANDIGARH, Aug 7 — Discovery Channel Quiz 2000, travelling through 18 cities, reaches Chandigarh tomorrow. 

Water shortage in Lalru villages
LALRU, Aug 7 — Residents of this area have been facing an acute shortage of water for the past one week due to the negligence of the Public Health Department, which has not been able to get the damaged motor of a tubewell repaired. Residents have to walk to the neighbouring villages to get water.

Residents resent power cut
CHANDIGARH, Aug 7 — Resentment prevailed among the residents of Sector 45 here following a 24-hour long power cut. 


Man beaten up following brawl
PANCHKULA, Aug 7 — A resident of Sector 10, Hitesh Jain, was beaten up by some boys while he had gone out for a walk on Saturday. He was admitted to General Hospital in Sector 6 after receiving injuries on his head and bruises on his body.

39 vehicles challaned
CHANDIGARH, Aug 7 — The police challaned 39 vehicles for various offences in the city today.

Sodhi Ram’s remand extended
CHANDIGARH, August 7 — The Special Judge for CBI cases-cum-Additional District and Session Judge, Mr Lakhbir Singh, today extended the judicial remand of Panjab University’s Controller of Examinations Sodhi Ram and four other accused in the paper leakage case till August 9.


PU Senate poll: 36 in fray
CHANDIGARH, Aug 7 — Thirtysix persons will be in the fray for the election of 15 ordinary fellows of the Panjab University Senate.

Admn move to curb private coaching
CHANDIGARH, Aug 7 — In order to curb the menace of private coaching, the UT Administration has started giving coaching for the competitive examinations namely IIT, CET and PMT in schools of the city.

St Xavier’s wins quiz competition
CHANDIGARH, Aug 7 — The Philatelic Bureau and the Museum of the Department of Posts, organised competitions on ‘Stamp collection and postal services’ for local school children on August 3 and 4 at the General Post Office.

BA/B.Sc. (II) results out

PIL against poor streetlighting
CHANDIGARH, Aug 7 — A city court today granted leave to two Panchkula residents, Mr Pankaj Chandgothia, Advocate and Mr Manish Jain, a businessman, to pursue a Public Interest Litigation against the Chandigarh Administration and the Municipal Corporation on the issue of poor streetlighting on the city roads.


First show of ‘Gatha Ik Pind Di’ today
CHANDIGARH, Aug 7 — The preview of the Punjabi play — Gatha ik pind di — written and directed by the veteran Punjabi playwright Sardar Gursharan Singh will be held at Punjab Kala Bhavan on August 8 in the evening. The play is the first in the series of plays to be taken up by the Punjab Sangeet Natak Akademi with an objective of promotion of art in towns and villages of Punjab. About 14 actors from the city and vicinity have been rehearsing for a month for one show.

‘Alcoholism is a disease like cancer or diabetes’
CHANDIGARH, Aug 7 — The representative of the Disha group of Alcoholics Anonymous, who came with an invitation for their first anniversary meeting, which was held here yesterday, was quite specific. No photographs, no surnames. We just want to spread some awareness in the public about alcoholism. The common man has to know that alcoholism is a disease like cancer or diabetes or any other. And is very much curable . However, the disease is much misunderstood, thanks to the harsh judgements passed by society. Hence the stress on anonymity.

250 examined at dental camp
CHANDIGARH, Aug 7 — A free dental camp Kishangarh village was organised by the Rotary Chandigarh Central in association with the Indian Dental Association here yesterday.


Chandigarh Football Academy inaugurated
CHANDIGARH, Aug 7 — The Governor of Punjab and UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen JFR Jacob, today formally inaugurated the Chandigarh Football Academy at Sector 42 sports complex.

Sub-junior football semis today
CHANDIGARH, Aug 7 — Sanjay Public School, Sector 44, will meet St John’s School, Sector 26, while SD Public School, Sector 32 will take on DAV Senior Secondary in the tomorrow’ semi final at the Chandigarh Sub-Junior football league, at the Sector 17, football grounds.



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